Innovating Education, Educating for Innovation
The future of education is in beta. It will be a story about innovation.
No doubt that digital innovation in all its forms – online, vr, social media – will continue to accelerate. Yet its impact on education is just beginning and forces us to ask basic questions about what is the purpose of education in the 21st century. “
This keynote also asserts that innovating education is inseparable from educating for innovation. Innovation implies a set of capabilities that young people want for themselves, that employers value in young talent, and that global civil society needs, given its many challenges. However, the “how” of educating for innovation is a frontier area.
In this keynote, John Kao, whom The Economist called “Mr. Creativity,” will put thirty years of experience to work in illuminating the power of digital innovation and the practicalities of innovation learning. He will also explain how EdgeMakers seeks to empower young people worldwide to become effective innovators “ahead of schedule.”